Create, write and edit a post in WordPress 101 for beginners

How to write a blog post in WordPress?

For experienced bloggers writing and editing a post in WordPress is easy, but first time it can prove a bit daunting. This is a step by step WordPress 101 guide to Create, write and edit a post in WordPress for beginners.

Watch the WordPress tutorial video or scroll down for step by step text to create a WordPress post.

  • Log in to your WordPress dashboard by typing your site name followed by wp-admin

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  • Enter your login details and click login

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You should now be automatically redirected to the WordPress admin dashboard

  • Click on the New button in the top menu of the dashboard.

 

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After clicking the “new” button, you will be shown the post edit page.

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This is where you can write your blog post.

  • Write a title in the title box

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  • Write some text in the text box

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Your post is now ready to publish.

  • Click the “publish” button on the right hand side of the WordPress dashboard.

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After clicking on the “Publish” button you will see the screen refresh.

Now notice at the top of the screen it shows a link to view the post and below that a public url for the post.

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Click on either of these links to view your new blog post.

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You can see here the title, text and author of the blog below.

You can edit this post at any time by clicking on “Edit” in the top admin bar menu.

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Congratulations, you just made your first blog post on WordPress!

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